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• unknowable future affects our decisions (and your analysis): all of our decisions are made for a largely unknowable future environment that we are preparing for.

Using the information provided in the case, calculate relevant financial ratios for Primo and determine where Primo’s financial results are consistent with competitors, and where at significant deviation from the competitor group information provided. What conclusion can you draw from this financial ratio analysis? What should Primo continue to do, do more, and do less? How should Primo position itself for a successful future?
Within your document, please use the following section headings: Abstract, Problem or Opportunity, Analysis, Assumption, Open Issues, Recommendations, Conclusion, and References. • Unknowable Future Affects Our Decisions (and your analysis): All of our decisions are made for a largely unknowable future environment that we are preparing for. Therefore, please integrate “UNKNOWNS” as a key component in your analysis and recommendations for all cases and your final Project. “Unknowns” will include assumptions and open issues that affect your understanding of management decision alternatives. Assumptions: What assumptions are you are making about the organization’s future internal and external environments? (E.G., Potential M&A agreements, Fed Gov’t healthcare changes, new technology.) Open Issues: What information is currently lacking, but impactful on your recommendations that should be resolved through further research, or are expected to be addressed in future events (such as an upcoming Board Meeting, new Legislation, Research Study, ETC.? Analysis: Create a separate document section for the KEY case component, “Analysis”. This will integrate your assessment of the base case, supplemental source(s), and “unknowns” regarding the future internal / organizations and external environments.

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What lessons from lincoln electric’s success might you be able to adapt or apply in your own career?

Leadership for Quality at Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric Company in Cleveland, Ohio, manufactures arc welding equipment. Lincoln has the highest paid workers in this extremely competitive market, and it is protected neither by patents nor by price supports. In spite of this, Lincoln Electric controls 40% of the arc welding market. How is this possible? Lincoln Electric outperforms its competitors in both quality and productivity. By way of comparison, Lincoln Electric has sales in excess of $167,000 per employee, while the industry average is $70,000 per employee.
This is accomplished by applying, in the age of high technology, the following leadership principles set forth by James F. Lincoln in 1895:
■ Viewing people as the company’s most valuable asset
■ Practicing Christian ethics
■ Making decisions based on principles
■ Observing simplicity in all things
■ Competing
■ Focusing on the customer
Discuss the following questions with your fellow students:
1. Compare these principles with the leadership principles explained in this chapter. How are they similar or different?
2. What lessons from Lincoln Electric’s success might you be able to adapt or apply in your own career? Give an example and how you might implement this.

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Then, reflect on a project that you worked on or are familiar with at your current or former organization.

Before projects are approved, the project sponsors need to explain how the project would create business value. For this journal entry, provide a definition of business value in your own words. Then, reflect on a project that you worked on or are familiar with at your current or former organization. Explain how the project created value for the organization and its overall strategic goals.
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

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How can he identify the problem, and what steps should he take to resolve it?

Everybody Talks About Teamwork, but Nobody Does It
Teamwork is not working at Southeastern Electric Company (SEC). Juan Morales, quality director for SEC, is growing increasingly frustrated. The company’s executive managers all advocate teamwork. A cross-functional team developed a promotional campaign with a teamwork motto, banners, bulletins, and a video. Everybody talks about teamwork, but nobody does it. Juan doesn’t know what to do.
If he asked for your advice, what would you tell him to do? How can he identify the problem, and what steps should he take to resolve it? Then, have you encountered similar situations in your professional career? Give examples and then think about what could be done to improve the workplace culture on teamwork.

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Discuss how the policy process influences program implementation and evaluation.

Discuss how the policy process influences program implementation and evaluation. How does that affect management of the agency that must implement a given policy? Use examples from your own experience if you have them.

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Write a 500-700 word essay that answers the following (in essay format, not q and a format):

This is an individual assignment. As you likely realize by now, quality can be a difficult term to define. There have been many different opinions throughout history as to how it should be explained. In this module, we looked at a few of these definitions, ideas, and explanations, along with the quality leaders (Deming, Juran, Ishikawa, Feigenbaum, Crosby, and Taguchi among others) who suggested them.
In this assignment you will share and briefly defend your opinion as to what the best definition of quality is.
The purpose of this assignment is for you to really consider what quality means to you and, as a result, think about what quality management processes you feel are important.
Assignment Grading
This assignment counts for 5% of your final course grade. It is graded according to this rubric.
Assignment Instructions
Review the various definitions of quality and the quality leaders that we covered in the Module 1 material.
Choose the definition and quality leader that you most align with.
Write a 500-700 word essay that answers the following (in essay format, not Q and A format):
What definition of quality do you feel is most suiting?
Which quality leader supports your chosen definition?
In your opinion, what sets your chosen definition apart from the other ones?
In what ways would adhering to this definition likely impact your approach to quality management (i.e. What would you value most? What would you value least?). Note: It is recognized that, at this point in the course, you do not know the details of what quality management includes. It is okay to be quite generalized in this portion of your essay.
Please use the 2 PDF Chapter slides for citation and information to be used in paper. Only include one extra out of source citation reference. Please use simple words and small conjectures.
(Deming, Juran, Ishikawa, Feigenbaum, Crosby, and Taguchi among others)
Requesting if paper be done and sent out 6 hours before deadline for final approval.
Thank you very much

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publish a 1 page memo to the ceo of the company addressing the following:

Instructions
You are a Human Resources Manager at Fly Eagles Fly, Inc., a company that makes custom sports jerseys for domesticated parrots.
publish a 1 page memo to the CEO of the company addressing the following:
1. Describe a discrimination issue facing your workplace (you can focus on discrimination based on race, religion, ability, national origin, age, sex, etc.)
2. Propose a training session to address the problem. Be sure to detail:
Explain the purpose (routine/annual training, training conducted in response to a violation, etc.) and audience (executive leadership team, hiring managers, low-level managers, employees/staff, etc.) for the training
Include a description of the training
Include anticipated costs (including time away from work, etc.) and benefits (to the company, individual, etc.) of the training
Some sample memos can be found here: http://www.bizdocx.com/personnel-issues/trainings/trainings/#tabs-895-0-1

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If so, would the stakeholders be drastically different?

The National Cancer Institute publishes the Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch Program Evaluation Toolkit. the discussion centers on the identification and engagement of stakeholders.
Write a word response to the following:
What additional stakeholders might be valuable participants in the evaluation? What would they want to know?
Could this toolkit be transitioned to other disease prevention programs? If so, would the stakeholders be drastically different? Why or why not?
Include your own experience as well as 2 citations that align with or contradict your comments as sourced from peer-reviewed academic journals, industry publications, books, and/or other sources. Cite your sources using APA formatting. If you found information that contradicts your experience, explain why you agree or disagree with the information.

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Which of the two cashflows has a higher “risk”?

The attached spreadsheet shows cash flows from Risk X and Risk Y. Which of the two cashflows has a higher “risk”? Explain or show your work

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This activity counts towards the activities category.

For this activity you will use a simple process from your own life: preparing a family meal for a large family. This process is designed to help you recognize how eliminating waste, particularly transportation waste, can make processes easier and eliminate the inefficient layouts.
The first step in appraising any situation, is to stop and ask yourself “What bothers me about this”? In the case of an existing business operation, it is helpful to gain an appreciation for the current state, not only in terms of the relative position of the equipment, but the nature of the environment as well. Is it noisy? Are people rushing around from machine to machine? Are their hands full? As they move through the facility, are they taking a circuitous route around infrequently used machines or stacks of inventory? Are the aisles wide enough for the traffic? The best vantage point to observe the work environment is from ceiling level. A scissor lift or tall ladder can provide a very different perspective to an otherwise familiar situation. Safety is, of course, paramount.
Activity Grading
This activity counts towards the Activities category. It is graded on pass/fail basis. If you complete all components of the activity on time, you will receive a pass. You will also receive qualitative feedback from your instructor about your completed activity.
It is recognized that the Activities category only counts for 5% of your overall course grade, which is not substantial considering that there are five activities to be completed within it. You will, however, benefit from completing each activity when it comes to your Major Assignment. Your Major Assignment requires that three different tools/diagrams be included. Receiving feedback from your instructor about the construction of this spaghetti diagram now will assist you in producing a higher-quality Major Assignment.
Activity Instructions
Part 1: Creating and Analyzing Your Diagram
Make a floor plan of the work area using graph paper (there are many websites where you can print graph paper from, if need be). In this case, the work area may be your kitchen. Be sure the area is drawn in “plan view” (as you would see it from above), showing where the equipment is located. It is critical that you draw the area to scale. Some drawing tips/procedures:
Draw a rectangle that is proportional to your work area, centered on the paper. Place the columns on your drawing first. These are helpful as reference points for placing your equipment. Remember to divide the actual dimensions, in your measurement unit of choice (i.e. feet, meters), by the drawing scale to convert each dimension to measurements on your drawing.
Next, place each piece of equipment on your drawing. It is enough to represent each piece with a rectangle with dimensions equal to the maximum length and width of the machine. Keep in mind that you are interested in the open space between pieces of equipment, so be sure that your rectangle encapsulates the full reach of the work area (including guards, arms, etc.), not just the footprint of the base of the object/machine.
Note in each rectangle where the operator is located.
Label each rectangle with the name of the equipment.
Be sure to add all of the fixed storage locations and piles of inventory, spare parts, waste, garbage receptacles, etc., that are barriers to moving around. Check your dimensions frequently.
Make a few photocopies of your drawing, so that you can preserve your hard work for future use or in the case that you make an error and need to restart.
On a copy of your layout drawing, draw a line that follows each operator involved in your process as they go about their work. Use a different colour for each operator. Create a legend so you can keep track of which colour refers to which operator. Be patient while you observe the movements of your operators, if you are actually observing the work being done. You want to draw the whole path that each operator must follow from the time they become involved in the process until the process is complete.
In each case, either the material streams or the operator paths will create a series of overlapping and criss-crossing lines that will resemble a plate of spaghetti. This is an excellent visual representation of the distance traveled. In particular, it will illustrate the number of times a line of a particular colour crosses itself, indicating when equipment and/or storage locations are placed in the wrong order in relation to the sequence of operations of your process.
The issues that are illustrated in the spaghetti diagram represent improvement operations for consideration.
Using a Microsoft Word document, create a one-page list of the issues that you noticed in your operation while drawing the spaghetti diagram.
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Discipline: Lean System